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Plastic flexible films waste management

Posted by Luis Gutierrez on

Plastic flexible films are increasingly used in many applications due to their lightness and versatility. In 2014, the amount of plastic films represented 34% of total plastic packaging produced in UK. The flexible film waste generation rises according to the increase in the number of applications. Currently, in developed countries, about 50% of plastics in domestic waste films. Moreover, about 615,000 tonnes of agricultural flexible waste are generated in the EU every year. A review of plastic film recycling has been conducted in order to detect the shortcomings and establish guidelines for future research. This paper reviews plastic film waste...

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